5 Things You Should Know About Roofing

roofing constructionAs a homeowner, you’re well aware by now that there’s plenty to maintain in the home such as sink repairs, window replacement, new siding installation. The roof of your home is probably the last thing you think about…unless there’s a leak.

Your roof may start to rot when leaves, moss and algae build up because they retain water. When you don’t check your roof, the shingles will rot which will lead to leaky ceilings within your home.

Especially during the autumn months, leaves will begin to fall from the trees and land in the gutters. When it rains, your gutters are filled with wet, heavy leaves which ultimately cause wear and tear on your roof. Mold growth is also a common occurrence when this happens too.

There are so many issues that can occur with your roof, leading it to be replaced. Let’s take a look at some things you need to know about the roofing process.

  1. Find Out What Type of Roof You Have

The price of your roof replacement or repair depends on the size of your house and which type of roof you currently have. You also need to understand what issues are going on with your roof prior to looking for an estimate. This way you are fully aware of the issues and won’t be surprised with high estimates.

  1. Know That Roofing is Loud

Try to have you roof repaired at a time when you know you’re busy. Roofing is extremely noisey so you don’t want to be caught off guard when the contractor is working. If you’re going to be home during the process, get your head phones ready or purchase ear plugs.

  1. Browse Roofing Materials Before Hiring a Contractor

Each roofing material serves a different purpose and some roofs are not reliable for our Boston climate. Do extensive research into what material is best for you and fits within your budget. Some materials work wonders and reflect the heat, making them perfect for more tropical environments while others are made to withstand heavy amounts of snow.

  1. Choose the Season

While roofers are available all year round, you want to think about what time is best to have your roof replaced. In a majority of areas across the country, roofing season occurs from the late spring throughout the fall. The nicer the weather, the quicker the work will get done.

  1. Know What Colors You Want

Many of the roofing materials comes with a wide-variety of colors to choose from. Try picking about 3-4 colors and then speak with your chosen contractor about which is best for your home.

Ready for a new roof? Contact Mario’s Roofing at 781.344.2420 today!

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